Activities Related to Enviromental Protection

ELKETHE Summer School – June 4-8, 2012

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elkethe

The Foundation hosted the training course of Scientists of the Baltic Sea and within the Black Sea Economic Cooperation with respect to the implementation of the European Regulations and policies concerning the protection of the coastal and marine environment.

The training course was organized by the HCMR ( Hellenic Center of Marine Research) und  was under the auspices of  the EU program: PERSEUS (Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas).

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SHIPPING, INTERMODALISM & PORTS – 20-24 June, 2011

The “Maria Tsakos” foundation hosted the international conference: “ECONSHIP – European Conference on Shipping, Intermodalism & Ports”. The conference was conducted under the auspices of the Shipping Section of the Aegean University. Topic of the Conference was the Shipping amid crisis and challenges, risks and opportunities arising from these conditions.

More than 150 researchers and distinguished scientists from Greece and abroad participated in “ECONSHIP 2011″, and presented the findings of their research. Special sessions were held with the participation of Greek and international shipping industry experts and topics of special interest for the business community and the shipping industry were thoroughly analyzed.

Environmental Exhibition of the Program “HELMEPA for Children”, April – May 2011

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helmepa

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted the exhibition of HELMEPA with the title “Let’s change our habits… Not the climate”.

The aim was to infuse children on various elements of environmental awareness.

The exhibition was dedicated to the memory of Maria P. Tsakos, was organized in collaboration with the Directorate of Primary Education of Chios and was visited by 1.530 students from 30 schools of the island.

RESEARCH IN GREEK TERRITORY WATERS BY DR. CRAIG VENTER

In August 2010, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted the renowned US geneticist Dr. Craig Venter and his associate Dr. Aris Patrinos as well as their research team members of the exploration yacht Sorcerer II.

After completing the Atlantic crossing and at the invitation of Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos, the internationally acclaimed scientist extended his investigations to the Ionian and the Aegean Sea, focusing on the mapping of Mother Nature’s genome.

Dr. Craig Venter said: “The sea in Greece is unique. Whatever we find here will not be the same as what we have discovered in the Pacific or the Atlantic Ocean”.

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

On July 5, 2010, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation hosted Dr Michael Fytikas, a prominent scientist in the field of geothermal energy in its active support of research conducted by the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME) into possible utilisation of Chios’ energy potential. 

Reconnaissance studies to date include drilling of 13 exploration wells and two production wells, thus reaffirming the island’s geothermal potential. 

Conference on “Perspectives of Greek Scientists in Polar Research”

On November 24th, 2009, the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, in collaboration with the European Polar Board of the European Science Foundation and the Academy Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, organized the one-day conference on the “Perspectives of Greek Scientists in Polar Research”.

The conference took place in the amphitheatre of the Megaron “Makedonia” under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Natural Hazards in the Geosphere, the Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere, hosted by the National Observatory of Athens. Conference participations included researchers from Institutions which have carried out  research in the Arctic Circle over the past 20 years, such as the University of Athens, of Thessaloniki, of Crete and Thrace and the National Observatory of Athens.